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Hi guys and gals

Sorry it’s late but had my appointment at rheumatology clinic today the consultant was lovely explained everything I’m going on a new injection as humira isn’t working also gonna have steroid injections in right hand I am dreading 😟 it I must say but if it helps all well and good nite nite my lovely friends on here xx

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They will put numbing cream on your hand before they inject you i think darling.xxxxx

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Ooooh I hope 🤞 so as it’s been driving me nuts this past few days even woke me up at 4-10 this morning Sylvi would u know wat this horrible pain I’ve been getting in my hip at top of leg ??? X

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Pleased everything went well, it’s good you got on well with your consultant.Give my regards to Leeds.

Regards Mike

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If it gives you any comfort I had steroid shot into finger the other day. Yes, they use numbing spray and it was absolutely fine! I was told full benefits may not be felt for 6 weeks. For first 2/3 days after it was a little worse ( bit bruised / more sore) but I guess that is the body’s reaction to something happening. For me the improvement was very, very slight ( but an improvement and certainly no worse) after 4 days and no real movement and swelling improvement until 2 weeks. So, I guess i’m Saying don’t expect instant results ( it’s not like popping Prednisone pills) but have faith. Hoping I will get the full relief by 6 weeks and no more treatment needed on that finger! The very best of luck.

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The injection is a very strange feeling but it’s definitely not the worst pain you’ll ever feel- there is a strange feeling like there is lots of pressure and your knuckle is going to pop but if you keep breathing and telling yourself it doesn’t hurt it will be over before you know it. I found that it was a very beneficial treatment!

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Chapel Allerton are excellent .. I used to go to the artihritis meetings there before they stopped. Nearly changed my rheumy treatment to there. Great staff. I have had injections In the hand and the used the cryo spray and they were the least painful of any injections I have had. Good luck with your new med and everything!

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Thanks ever sooo much for lovely reply x

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Which specialist are you under as I go to chapel allerton x

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A lady called excuse to he spelling Vander something my apologies who are u under hun ?? X

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Oh I’ve not heard of her, I’m under professor conaghon, he’s a straight talking chap he’s also a heamotolgist too x

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I have seen him in the past where abouts in Leeds do u live ??

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I live in morley

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I’m in farsley

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I have only been diagnosed as oa but with the rashes I’m sure I have psa but getting a proper diagnosis is really hard 14 years and counting

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I have Socratic arthritis and oa been on methotrexate last year didn’t suit me then went into premalast then started humira in dec of this year it’s not helped so she’s looking to put me on something else waiting for steriod injection for right hand 🤚 it took me changing gp to get referred to Rheumatology found my letter from yesterday the consultan is called Dr Claire vandevelde I hope you get sorted hun it’s a rotten disease my knees are bad through oa xxx

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Hopefully the jab will help in you hand. I go to that hospital too I see prof emery he is fab didn't take any crap from the baby docs lol. I have sero neg ra and am on mtx and hydroxychloroquine they are helping but not at 100% yet .

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Hi Deejojo, I too was at Chapel Allerton this week. I have Orencia/ Abatacept injection weekly. Took 2 years to find something suitable for me due to drug allergies. I think we are very lucky to have such a good clinic. Hope mine keeps working and your new one works for you. I had knee injections 8weeks ago and they used a spray to numb the injection site and it was ok no problem for me. Good luck hope injection works for you.

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Hi there brilliant there aren’t they I do hope they give me some form of numbing relief x

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I regularly have injection in my hand, they always use numbing spray first and the injection is fine, it isn't completely painless but seriously its nothing to worry about. Like you I was worried about the first one but now don't worry at all. Mine usually work within two days but have had the occasional one that hasn't worked. I really hope your new treatment works and you get relief soon. X

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Thank u sooo much xx

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